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viernes, 26 de abril de 2013

Senator Urges Transfer of Guantánamo Detainees to Yemen Amid Revolt

Senator Urges Transfer of Guantánamo Detainees to Yemen Amid Revolt: Of the 166 wartime detainees who remain at Guantánamo, 86 were approved for transfer more than three years ago, but remain in Cuba. Of those, 56 are from Yemen, where President Obama halted any further transfers after the attempted bombing of a ...




NFL Tells New York's Attorney General Players Coming Out will be Protected

NFL Tells New York's Attorney General Players Coming Out will be Protected: The NFL met with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to discuss the issue. On Tuesday, the AG said the meeting was productive and that the NFL will establish a "culture of inclusion" for gay players. League officials said locker rooms posters, ...

NY Daily News Says 'Gay Black Men' Are Responsible For HIV Increase

NY Daily News Says 'Gay Black Men' Are Responsible For HIV Increase:
The gay / anti-gay discussion continues as a new generation of young Brooklyn Black males come under scrutiny. The New York Daily News published a report discussing the rise of HIV cases among men under 30 who sleep with men. "We are seeing more ...


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Swiss foundation announces new plan to vaccinate thousands of Haitian children


Swiss foundation announces new plan to vaccinate thousands of Haitian children

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - An executive for a Swiss international foundation says it will soon help Haiti vaccinate thousands of children against contagious rotavirus. Helen Evans is the deputy CEO of GAVI Alliance. She says the group will help Haiti's ...

Report shows that Wisconsin leads nation in locking up African-American men


Report shows that Wisconsin leads nation in locking up African-American men

Steven Elbow joined The Capital Times in 1999 and has covered law enforcement in addition to city, county and state government. He has also worked for the Portage Daily Register and has written for the Isthmus weekly newspaper in Madison.

Quebec priest killed after leaving bank in Haiti | CTV News

Quebec priest killed after leaving bank in Haiti | CTV News: Members of a Catholic religious order in the Quebec City area were in shock Thursday after hearing a colleague had been shot to death in Haiti just one week before he was due to return home.

Man sentenced in deaths of elderly NC couple

Man sentenced in deaths of elderly NC couple: ASHEVILLE -- A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Gary Michael Hilton, who is already on Death Row in Florida, to four life sentences in prison for the kidnapping and murders of an elderly Henderson County couple more than five years ago in the North ...




Police investigate another elderly scam

Police investigate another elderly scam:
Tampa, Florida -- Another scam in which suspects target elderly residents has occurred, this time in South Tampa. The most recent case took place on April 24. A male suspect approached an elderly woman at her home and identified himself as a water ...


WTSP 10 News

“Jail Ain't No Good” Walk-A-Thon

“Jail Ain't No Good” Walk-A-Thon: America, which continues to be the greatest country on earth, represents 5% of the world's population but we incarcerate 25% of the world's citizens. America has 2.3 million prisoners costing $24,000 per inmate per year — a 500% increase over the past ...




Mexican newspaper photographer found dead, drug cartels suspected

Mexican newspaper photographer found dead, drug cartels suspected: The state government said the bodies were found next to the kind of hand-lettered signs frequently used by drug cartels. The bodies were left in a jumbled pile of severed parts on a street, next to a message that appeared to indicate the Zetas were ...

Just What the Mexican Drug War Needs: More Vigilante Militias

Just What the Mexican Drug War Needs: More Vigilante Militias: They've expanded rapidly in recent months — the vigilantes claim it's out of necessity owing to the threat from the drug cartels — with UPOEG reportedly declaring plans to move against the cartels operating in the resort city of Acapulco Local cops ...




Venezuela arrests accused U.S. intelligence agent | The Raw Story

Venezuela arrests accused U.S. intelligence agent | The Raw Story: Venezuela said Thursday it has arrested a US national whom it accused of being an intelligence agent tasked with sowing chaos and civil unrest throughout the country. The alleged agent, Timothy Hallet Tracy, was detained Wednesday at an ...

Examine social factors to explain rise in diagnoses of mental disorders ...

Examine social factors to explain rise in diagnoses of mental disorders ...: (Medical Xpress)—Examining social factors is vital to better explaining and understanding the dramatic rise in the number of Americans diagnosed with mental disorders in recent years, according to an analysis by a team of medical and mental health ...

Jessie Close, sister of Glenn Close, writing book about mental illness; due ...


Jessie Close, sister of Glenn Close, writing book about mental illness; due ...

Jessie Close has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has made public appearances with her sister to discuss mental illness. Glenn Close is the co-founder of Bring Change 2 Mind, a nonprofit organization with a mission to “eradicate the stigma and ...

Hospital 'order' on sex attacker

Hospital 'order' on sex attacker:
Judge Glenn said he had read psychiatric reports about Booth, concluding he was suffering from a mental disorder. The reports said there a high risk of Booth committing further sexual offences and of committing violent offences. Main image for ...


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Number of Gitmo prisoners on hunger strike rises

Number of Gitmo prisoners on hunger strike rises:
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay who are on a hunger strike has risen again. Lt. Col. Samuel House said Friday that 97 men are now on strike, up three from the day before. He says 19 of them are receiving liquid ...


Lexington Herald Leader

Scolari says Brazil deserves jeers from fans

Scolari says Brazil deserves jeers from fans:
Four months ago, fans praised the return of the coach who led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title. But on Wednesday more than 50,000 fans loudly booed his team after the draw with Chile, disappointed with yet another poor performance by Brazil less than ...


San Francisco Chronicle

Brazil's Central Bank: Will Remain Vigilant On Inflation

Brazil's Central Bank: Will Remain Vigilant On Inflation: BRASILIA--Brazil will exercise especially vigilant monetary policy in periods ahead to minimize the risk of accelerating inflation as economic activity picks up in the global and local economies. In the minutes of its April interest rate committee ...

Evidence suggests Maya roots more tangled than previously thought

Evidence suggests Maya roots more tangled than previously thought: The classic Maya civilization, which flourished in Central America for more than 600 years, has been celebrated for its vast city states adorned with monumental pyramids and for its technological feats such as the development of an elaborate written ...

Why Latin America's Homophobic Leaders Should Stop Their Gay-Bashing

Why Latin America's Homophobic Leaders Should Stop Their Gay-Bashing: But too many Latin American pols seem not to have gotten the memo that the world, including their own region, is beginning to spin in precisely that new, more humane direction regarding the discussion and treatment of homosexuals. Even in the U.S ...

Latin America: A continent gears up for growth

Latin America: A continent gears up for growth: Peru's development from a poorhouse to one of the region's fastest-growing nations is one of Latin America's big success stories. "The middle class is growing, the country is safe and a lot is being invested in education, says the managing director of ...




Latin America 'threatened by rising cancer cases'

Latin America 'threatened by rising cancer cases':
The experts looked at cancer incidence and care in the Latin American and Caribbean region, including the following countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, French Guiana, ...


BBC News

Three Latin American Presidents Pledge Inclusive Growth Via Comprehensive ...

Three Latin American Presidents Pledge Inclusive Growth Via Comprehensive ...: LIMA - Three Latin American presidents called for inclusive growth in the region through comprehensive reforms at the opening of the 2013 World Economic Forum on Latin America which is taking place in Lima, ...

Three South American executives resign from Barrick Gold

Three South American executives resign from Barrick Gold:
Canadian Barrick Gold (NYSE, TSX: ABX) announced Thursday three of its South American executives have resigned, Reuters reports. Guillermo Calo, president for South America, along with Robert Mayne-Nicholls, the general director of operations, and ...


MINING.com

AquaBall Signs International Distribution Agreement

AquaBall Signs International Distribution Agreement: True Drinks has partnered with Dagro International, Inc. to sell AquaBall™ Naturally Flavored Water in South America and the Caribbean. Dagro International, headquartered in Miami, has been a global beverage distributor for over 22 years servicing ...